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Is that a record? NYC goes murder-free for 24 hours

Posted at 3:40 PM, Nov 28, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-28 15:41:58-05

This just in into the PIX 11 Newsroom: Not one person was murdered in New York City on Monday.

You would think a story like this wouldn’t really make headlines, but considering it hasn’t happened in a very, very long time, it truly needs to be noted.

NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne couldn’t even remember the last time a day went by where not one person wasn’t shot, stabbed or slashed.

The fact is: murder is down 23 percent, according to a report in New York Daily News, where it plummeted from 472 killings in 2011 to 366 for this year.

In the timeless words of Ice Cube, Monday “was a good day.”

And Tuesday: not so much. The no-murder streak ended just before noon when a 27-year-old man was shot in Brooklyn.